Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Red Peacock Cichlid
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Red Peacock Cichlid
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Red Peacock Cichlid (Aulonocara sp.)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Red
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 76-82° F, KH 10-15, pH 7.8-8.6
Max. Size 5"
Origin Africa - Lake Malawi, Farm Raised, USA
Family Chilidae
Minimum Tank Size 55 gallons
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Overview

The Red Peacock Cichlid comes from years of breeding and is not a naturally occurring strain. It is red in coloration and has the same form as the other Peacock Cichlids of the same family. The male displays the typical egg spots on the anal fin and is typically more colorful than the female, especially during breeding.

The Red Peacock Cichlid does well in an aquarium that is at least 50 gallons with plenty of rocks for territories and a sandy bottom. The males are usually only aggressive towards their own species unless their territory is invaded upon. Provide a ratio of 3 to 4 females to one male.

Again, provide multiple females for the male, as it will take the stress off of the female carrying the eggs. Incubation is approximately three weeks, at which time the female will release the fry. Provide the fry with newly hatched brine shrimp and finely ground flake food.

The Red Peacock Cichlid should be fed a variety of both meaty and vegetable-based foods. Feed live and frozen brine shrimp along with Spirulina-based flake and pellet foods.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3/4" to 1-1/4"; Medium: 1-1/4" to 2-1/2"; Large: 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"

Customer Testimonials

Sandy NY
The bully of my cichlid tank. Not realy happy with this guy as he chewed off the tail of my favorite cichlid (Gold Sexfasciatus). I also have an Electric Yellow and a Demasoni that seem to be doing fine with the Red Peacock. Additionally, this red peacock doesn't have nearly the vibrant colors shown in the picture - could be from stress. I won't be getting this one again.
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